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Toledo Pride Learning Center & Toledo GBLTQ Community Center

The Toledo Pride Learning Center provides a safe place to support to the LGBTQ and straight allied youth to obtain their education. Without a sense of well-being and safety, effective learning cannot happen. Students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma as well as earning college credits on select courses through dual enrollment opportunities. The plan is designed to organize and properly sequence each student’s coursework while helping articulate his or her academic strengths and weaknesses. Accredited programs that foster safe and enriching environments in which youth can achieve their educational goals. High School, College Credits and Career Skills. Enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self-expression, self-acceptance, as well as social networking opportunities and having fun... After School Opportunities, Mentoring Tutoring, LGBTQ Student Resources, LGBTQ College Students support choosing a school with a robust support network for LGBTQ students can ease the transition. Social and Community Events and More… The Toledo Pride Learning Center & Toledo GBLT Community Center are non-profit, volunteer staffed, self- funded. The Learning Center being an Educational Program is also connected to the Community Center for a very good reason. To provide for the overall need of the LBGTQ Youth you need to understand the increased risk, greatness of danger these youth face. Which is very hard to put into the space allow in your application. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children, verbal, social, physical, Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide, 30% of all completed suicides in the U.S. are by LGBTQ ( U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) LGBTQ Youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual. Those who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. The youth who are bullied are more likely to experience: A loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy, lower self-esteem, which could or may lead to suicide. These issues may persist into adulthood. Health complaints decreased academic achievements— lower GPA and standardized test scores, and lack of or school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school, less likely to go to College. Approximately 1.6 million youths in the U.S. experience homelessness for at least one night each year. Transgender (LGBT) youth. LGBT youth are often homeless because they were rejected by their families, schools, and communities for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Besides being at greater risk for homelessness, LGBT youth are more likely to become homeless at younger ages. LGBT youth are also more likely to be sexually assaulted on the streets and in shelters. Every year some 1,000 new children are trafficked for sex in Ohio, while an additional 3,000 remain 'at risk' of being trafficked. For estimating the number of 12- to 17-year-old Ohio boys, Because being gay, transgender, or a runaway are 'risk factors' for male sex-trade involvement, and because three to five percent of the overall U.S. population identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, the committee decides that three to five percent of male runaways who go missing for more than two weeks probably become trafficking victims. This gives us an estimated 63 underage male victims, for a total estimate of 1,078 trafficked adolescents in the state. Toledo Ohio is known to be a major hub for trafficking. With to trauma that some of the youth go though is the reason for the other services and networking provided in the community center. Community Learning Center, Nutrition and Food Service Program: School Lunch Program Center: Anti Bullying Program, Creating a Safe Environment for LGBT Youth & Youth with Disabilities, Education & Employment •College Scholarships for LGTBQ Students, Mentor Program , The Y.E.S Program • The Basic Core • Training & Resources, Senior Programs • LGBTQ Senior Services Resource Directory • men’s and women’s support groups, • Social and recreational activities • health and wellness education •Essential Education, HIV / AIDS • Resources and Education •HIV Support Groups • Home-Delivered Nutrition Program • Pride Empowerment Project, Community Outreach • Socials & Community Events •Resource Library. All of this is done thought networking and wonderful volunteers that are dictated to the future education and the Health and well-being of the youth of the community.

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